Neighborhood Profile: Germantown

Germantown is a close suburb of the downtown Nashville area. Lying just to the north of downtown, Germantown’s southern border snuggles up to the Bicentennial Capitol Mall and is just to the west of the Cumberland River.


History and What It Has to Offer


Germantown’s roots reach all the way back to the 1850s when European immigrants settled the first Nashville suburb! In 1979, the neighborhood was registered as an historic district, as well as holding a City Arboretum designation for being home to 100 plus different types of trees.

Originally, Germantown was a neighborhood of both cottages and large brick homes with homeowners of different socioeconomic backgrounds populating the area.






What to Expect if You Buy in Germantown

The quaint area of Germantown boasts tree-lined streets and large homes with lots of history, including many old Victorian homes. It is a neighborhood walkable and good for public transit for a downtown job. You can also walk from many streets in Germantown to the Nashville Farmer’s Market. It is a great neighborhood for both families and young professionals because it provides houses on tree-lined streets close to the bustle and attractions downtown Nashville has to offer.

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